Our Early Years team is a small, close-knit group of dedicated professionals who care about optimising the happiness, progress and potential of every one of their students.
We really are a friendly bunch and we’re always happy to talk about our work and our school, so why not come and say hello!
Molly Aylward – Head of Early Years and Reception Teacher
Molly joined Oxford High Prep School in September 2016. Prior to that, she gained a degree in Early Childhood Studies from the University of Bristol and a PGCE in London. Molly’s favourite thing about teaching at OHS is, ‘without a doubt, the girls. Each girl at Oxford High School is an absolute delight to teach and it is amazing to watch the progress they make over the year.’ Molly recognises that girls thrive in the creative yet academic environment fostered by OHS, where girls come first in every thing we do and the school always seeks to think about how to create the best possible future for every girl, both pastorally and academically, right from day one.
Leeanda Chadfield – Reception Class Teacher
Leeanda joined OHS in September 2016, having previously studied Law at Birkbeck College in the University of London and taken a PGCE from the University of Greenwich. Leeanda believes that OHS is different because of the school’s broad curriculum and its dedication to ensuring that each reaches her full potential. As for working here, Leeanda is clear that her favourite thing is the girls themselves, as they are so inquisitive and eager and so much fun. Their enthusiasm makes it doubly rewarding for Leeanda to see the incredible progress they make over the year, and to feel that she had a part in that!
Poppy Kane – Reception Class Teacher
Poppy joined Oxford High Prep School in September 2018. Prior to this, she gained a degree in Early Childhood Studies from Sheffield Hallam University and went on to complete her PGCE at Oxford Brookes University. Poppy’s favourite part about teaching at OHS is ‘observing the girls reach that light bulb moment’. Poppy gains great personal satisfaction from seeing the girls progress and strives for this daily. She believes having a good sense of humour and an empathetic approach is essential. ‘The strong, positive relationships we strike up with our girls, is what makes teaching at OHS so wonderful. They are, after all, the best colleagues in the world!